Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"We don't laugh together anymore, and that's not good."

(Mark) Rush and I were talking over dinner at the Red Hen, a farm-to-table restaurant that made headlines earlier this year for its unfortunate decision to refuse service to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Rush struggled to reconcile the idea that it had been that long since he sat in a theater and laughed, so he asked the waiter, hoping that would prompt him to remember a recent movie he found uproariously funny. Rush also asked the manager, and finally, the three young sous-chefs in the kitchen.

He said: "Same answers: 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Caddyshack.' The most recent ones they said were 'Talladega Nights,' 'Tropic Thunder' and 'The Hangover.' Even the last three are over 10 years old."

He added: "We don't laugh together anymore, and that's not good. One of the great attributes of a good comedy is that it can take us away from the day-to-day dramas of life but can also make us laugh at those same day-to-day dramas from a different perspective." ...